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Fri, October 22, 2021 | 15:27
In defense of Donald John Trump
The lawyers employed by Donald Trump have amassed an impressive pile of arguments to defend him against charges that he incited a mob of his supporters to stage an armed insurrection in the Capitol and to murder people in an effort to stop the selection of his democratically elected opponent. It is not popular in the fickle fairyland of Washington D.C. to defend Donald Trump,...
| 2021-02-09 15:08
US Senators vote to proceed with Trump's impeachment trial
The nightmare born when technology took the place of science
Even small children are starting to sense that we live in an age when literally none of the information provided is reliable or believable. Information on a global scale is subject increasingly to Gresham's Law: low-quality information spreads everywhere and the truth is hoarded. What went wrong, and how?
| 2021-01-13 10:30
'Silhak' tradition as a solution to the current geopolitical crisis
South Koreans are having tremendous trouble grasping how familiar political and academic institutions in the United States have ceased to function as they once did. Koreans are confused to see Harvard professors promote nonsensical arguments about COVID-19 or to see politicians in Washington D.C. at the highest levels engage in the basest and the most venal games.
| 2020-12-27 15:52
How investment banks encourage America's hidden addiction to petroleum
I have watched the sad sight of high school students led by Greta Thunberg and other climate activists demanding of political leaders that they change their policies and receiving sorrowful apologies and inspiring promises only to discover, to their surprise, that absolutely nothing has changed in six months, or in a year. This tragic-comedy is no accident; it is the result o...
| 2020-11-29 09:42
'I love a good puppet show': My review of US presidential election
I am not sure what word best describes the events of this week, but the word “election” is most certainly not one of them. Personally, I love a good puppet show, especially one that projects into your living room, whether you want it or not, any number of lies and distortions - now to such a degree that you cannot trust any of the authority figures. Terms like “progressive” o...
| 2020-11-05 15:20
Creating a sacred unity of peoples, cultures and nature for the Americas
The United States of America is a term that contains in it all the hope and all the contradictions of our country, and of the Americas. That hope dates far back in the past, to the inspiring words of the Declaration of Independence that articulated a form of governance that was, at least in terms of its potential, unprecedented.
| 2020-09-19 09:43
'We have to think straight and think fast'
Seventy-five years ago, Japan announced its decision to surrender its armies in East Asia to the United States and the Soviet Union unconditionally and to open up negotiations that would lead to a formal treaty of surrender signed on September 2, 1945, on the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
| 2020-08-15 10:50
The future of the US-South Korea and US-Japan alliances
The recent declaration by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that engagement with China is dead and that cooperation with China has ended in just about every field marks a historic shift. We can already see a massive campaign unfolding to promote suspicion about any interaction with China and a call has gone out for so-called “decoupling” for the United States, but also for ...
| 2020-08-09 13:57
Tear down the DMZ
Exactly 70 years ago, the Korean People's Army crossed over from up there and set out to invade, or (as those in the North thought) to liberate, the southern part of Korea. The division into North and South was artificial, a product of the geopolitical struggles between the United States and the Soviet Union that emerged as the consensus on the need for a new international ap...
| 2020-07-26 11:24
'Take a step toward democracy': Why a special election is absolutely necessary
Few indeed are politicians who start their frequent tributes to our country without a few words about democracy. They do not bat an eye, they do not even fidget, when they praise democracy, even though democracy lies crumpled and bleeding at their feet. Democracy has been constant struggle from the beginning in United States. There most certainly have been moments of democrat...
| 2020-07-12 13:57
High inheritance tax hampering entrepreneurship
Gov't aims to shift to 'Living with COVID-19' phase from Nov. 1
Dutch version of 'Squid Game' shoots unvaccinated people
Locally-developed rocket fails to place dummy satellite into orbit
Cancer slows down surgeon's dream to build eco-village on Jeju
Millennials redefine what a successful job should be
'Diverse Voices' of foreign residents shared on radio
Students launch fundraising for multicultural youth basketball team
Starbucks under scrutiny of financial watchdog
Spy agency monitoring foreign nationals who threatened Afghan evacuees: report
Daily life in Haiti after a series of environmental disasters and political unrest
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